Wednesday, July 30 2014
Moon Knight #5 is a testament to the surrealization (not a word, do not use as one) of violence.
On The Wire is a must-read book for everyone who believes that the HBO series is life-changing fiction of the highest order.
Paul McCartney commanded the stage in Kansas City with an astonishing degree of seemingly effortless finesse. A most glorious concert.
With Cold World, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens deliver funky throwback gospel-tinged soul music of the highest quality.
Unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive, Constricting Rage of the Merciless is a thrilling ride.
This story carries a huge load of ambition, and carries it with intermittent grace and conviction, but its doesn't carry the children well.
Gustavo Santaolalla may have some Grammys, Oscars, and Global Globes at home, but Camino is for himself.
The German synth-pop band pull an unfortunate bait-and-switch.
Akeda seems much less focused on garnering radio hits and more on delving into themes, both lyrically and musically, that Matisyahu has resisted in the past.
If RZA, GZA, and Smoke DZA weren’t enough for you, we’re now throwing SZA into the mix.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
By the time Frontline: Losing Iraq arrives at the present moment of ISIS, the long history of US missteps in Iraq seems nearly overwhelming.
Superman is not an alien. He is an immigrant. There is a difference.
The story of how Ford Motor Company's assembly-line techniques helped America win WWII, and the behind-the-scenes battles waged in order to get it done.
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny.
The innovative hip-hop duo from Seattle is back with another genre bending album.
Fresh off a short, aborted stint with the Pixies, Kim Shattuck reforms the Muffs and puts out a very solid album.
McLagan has a pleasantly conversational voice. He’s a tasteful keyboard player. While he may not rock out, there’s a nice sashaying quality to the music.
Jennifer Lopez has lost her steam since Rebirth. On her eighth album, she's never sounded so boring or flimsy.
Long known for performing commissioned works, PRISM Quartet release a double album of original material. It is staggeringly wonderful.
There's nothing groundbreaking from Minnesota punk rockers Banner Pilot on their fourth album, but it's a solid release from a solid bunch of dudes.